We got so used to Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore being a thing—then not a thing–that we forgot about how, even before then, Moore and Bruce Willis were married. (Which is ridiculous considering they have three daughters together.) Anyhow, Moore showed up at her ex’s Comedy Central roast on Sunday night and it was basically everything. Roast master Joseph Gordon-Levitt made the surprise introduction, and Willis was certainly surprised.
“I was married to Bruce for the first three Die Hard movies, which makes sense because the last two sucked,” Moore said, noting that Willis also won the age-old argument over what to call their children (Rumer, Scout and Tallulah).
Willis and Moore were married from 1987 to 2000, a time during which Moore recalled her ex offered her $1,000 to change Rumer’s diaper when it was his turn so that he wouldn’t have to do it, and then joked that Scout recently told her Bruce offered her the same amount of cash to change his diaper.
“Some things never change,” she said.
Nope. They most certainly do not.
It wasn’t all cutesy jokes, mind you. Moore also got political with a Harvey Weinstein jab (“Bruce went to Harvey Weinstein’s hotel,… and he came back swinging that ball gag and then he said, ‘I got the part!’”), before wrapping it all with the perfect quip: “I look at our marriage like The Sixth Sense. You were dead the whole time.”
It’s all in the family
Kim Ledger, father of the late Heath Ledger, wished his former almost-daughter-in-law Michelle Williams the very best wishes over the news that she secretly married musician Phil Elverum earlier this month.
“We are terribly happy, it is great,” Ledger told The Goss. “She’s very private and I don’t really like to make too many comments about her, but we are very happy.”
Williams and Elverum have a lot in common, according to the actress. She told Vanity Fair recently that the two share “a very sacred and very special romance,” and that his late wife passed away from pancreatic cancer, leaving behind a then 18-month-old daughter. If you’ll recall, Williams and Ledger had a daughter, Matilda, who is now 12 years old.
All the feels, guys. All the feels.
Julie Chen defends her husband
There’s one name floating around Tinseltown this weekend, and that name is Les Moonves. The CBS boss was accused of sexual misconduct in a New Yorker article late last week by actress Illeana Douglas (along with five other women), and now everyone is scrambling to figure out what it all means for the man’s future at the company he helped to put on the map.
“I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances,” Moonves said in a statement following the article. “Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected — and abided by the principle that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career.”
While not many are exactly rushing to the executive’s defense, one person felt the need to defend Moonves, and that’s his wife: Big Brother and The Talk host Julie Chen.
“Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader,” she tweeted. “I fully support my husband and stand by his statement.”
— Julie Chen (@JulieChen) July 27, 2018
It kind of brings a whole new meaning to the term The Good Wife (which also ran on CBS), doesn’t it?
‘Mission: Impossible’ star held at gunpoint in his own home
Just when you think the stories of ridiculous abuses of power have reached their peak, you hear the story of what happened to Mission: Impossible actor Ving Rhames two years ago. In his very own home, no less.
While speaking to press at a junket for the latest Tom Cruise flick, the actor recalled how he once opened his front door to find a red dot pointed at his forehead, and police holding him at gunpoint because the neighbours had called 911 to report a “large black man” was breaking into the house.
Rhames, who plays the computer whiz Luther Stickwell in the franchise, told Sirius XM’s Clay Cane Show the situation was eventually defused when the police chief recognized the actor as a fellow parent from his son’s high school.
“He said it was a mistake and apologized,” Rhames said.
That’s some mistake, if you ask us.
Fifty Shades of Chris Martin
It seems like Chris Martin and Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson are consciously coupling with other couples these days. Notably, the pair were spotted over the weekend going on a double date with former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul and his wife Lauren Parsekian.
The foursome were spotted at the TD Garden in Boston Saturday night where they were snuggling up to the sweet, sweet tunes of Radiohead. According to People the pair stayed seated for the most part with their bodyguard nearby, but they did rise on occasion for some of the ovations.
Hey, as Martin would tell you, sometimes you just have to be “Careful Where You Stand.”